Clock, Three Wise Monkeys and Hungry Caterpillar

11 Apr

1   When I was doing the aforementioned Spring cleaning yesterday, I polished up this very old and lovely clock of my Granny’s. It just sits on the shelf in the kitchen stuck at 7.20. But, a beautiful thing happened yesterday. I tried winding it and reset the hands and it is working again!    It’s been going for 24 hours and is still ticking!

Granny's clock

Granny’s clock

2   The miniature daffodils in my Wise Monkey planter are blooming even though crows and sparrows alike are stealing the coconut liner material for their nests!

Tete a Tete in my Monkey Planter

Tete a Tete in my Monkey Planter

3   I have finished the yards of blanket stitch around the Hungry Caterpillar pram blanket. I am very pleased with it. 

Finished off

Finished off

Made with love especially for you

Made with love especially for you


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19 responses to “Clock, Three Wise Monkeys and Hungry Caterpillar

  1. shazzagirl70

    April 16, 2013 at 3:44 am

    Oh your Granny’s clock is amazing, how beautiful and working as well. Your quilt looks gorgeous – I love it!

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 16, 2013 at 9:20 am

      Thank you very much. I enjoyed making it and the little hat to match. The clock is still working! 🙂

  2. Don

    April 12, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Fascinating clock, especially its decision to start working again.

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 12, 2013 at 9:13 am

      I agree. It must have felt the love! 🙂

  3. flowerpot

    April 12, 2013 at 8:48 am

    love that clock Sally. I hgave one belonging to Pip’s grandfather which sits in solitary splendour, again not working. I do like it though! It was too noisy in fact so we stopped it….

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 12, 2013 at 8:53 am

      This one has a loud tick too but in the kitchen that’s okay. Lovely to have things from the past isn’t it, to know hands other than yours turned the winder…. 🙂

  4. valeriedavies

    April 12, 2013 at 5:37 am

    What treasures..the beautiful handmade blanket, and the lovely Tudric clock… Did you grandmother get it at Liberty’s… it looks like the lovely art nouveau designs they used to specialise in back then…

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 12, 2013 at 9:10 am

      I’ve never heard of Tudric and I don’t know where Granny got it. The decoration is lovely, I agree. I’m going to find a magnifying glass and look up the Hall mark right now! That might tell me something. Thanks for your comment 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 12, 2013 at 9:36 am

      Hello again, I’ve checked out all the little stamps and discovered that it was made in Birmingham in 1909 by Samuel M Levi and it is .925 Sterling.
      That was a pleasing little exercise! So my beautiful little clock, standing just over 4″ tall, is officially an Antique being over 100 years old!
      Thank you for setting me off down that road! 🙂

  5. El Guapo

    April 12, 2013 at 2:44 am

    That clock is gorgeous!
    (And nice knitting too.)

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 12, 2013 at 4:40 am

      It is isn’t it and just over 4″ high. I love making things for those I love!

  6. Alex Autin

    April 11, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    How wonderful about the clock, and what a beautiful clock it is. Great job on the quilt.

  7. sheila

    April 11, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Love love the message the monkeys are giving speak no evil, hear no evil see no evil. Nice!

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 15, 2013 at 2:58 pm

      I love them too! This was made specially for me! 🙂

  8. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    April 11, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    you got me today!…love the clock…the wonderful monkey planter…and the Caterpillar quilt is the cutest…good job!

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 12, 2013 at 9:50 am

      Thank you so much. Your comments mean a great deal to me. Thank you.

  9. Hil

    April 11, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Very beautiful Sally.


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